Hell's Plant

by Ricardo August. 12, 2009 7004 views

Datura stramonium aka devil's trumpet or jimson weed

I was not to put information about this plant, because it is a bad plant! But maybe can be useful for those who love to go hunting for wild shots.
This plant is extremely poisonous . From root to its flower! There are many ways to describe it.
Don Juan, in the book ‘’ The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan’’ by Carlos Castañeda describes this plant in a very nice way:
‘’Devil’s Trumpet has 4 heads; the root, the stem and leafs, the flower, and the seeds. Each one is very different, and who make it his allied has to learn how to respect the order. The Most important head is the root. The power of Devil’s Trumpet is conquered by the root. The stem and the leafs are the 2nd big head of this plant, that cures molesting; well applied, this head is a gift to the humanity. The 3rd head is the flowers, and its used to make people crazy or to make them obedient, or to kill them. The man that has this plant as his allied will never use the flowers, not even the stem nor the leafs, just in extreme cases of illness. But the roots and the seeds are always used. Especially the seeds because it’s the worst and powerful of all.’’
This is obvious that the seeds are very toxic and may kill someone faster.
Other describes are:
“blind as a bat, mad as a hatter, red as a beet, hot as hell, dry as a bone, the bowel and bladder lose their tone, and the heart runs alone.”
''Eat a little, and go to sleep. Eat some more, and have a dream. Eat some more, and don't wake up.“
And one that shows exactly what can happen:
”Can't see, can't spit, can't pee, can't shit."
This is also a weed used to kill people, this is the worst way they can choose! Its so easy! And its death is so painful.
So my advice is not touching it. If you do wash your hands very well. This weed is all over the Europe and all over America.

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Edgar Baird 9 years, 9 months ago

I intentionally have a small patch of Devils Trumpet in my back yard~it is as dangerous as it is beautiful.

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Mehdi Saharkhiz 10 years, 1 month ago

looks like a warzone

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Albert 10 years, 1 month ago


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Jennye 10 years, 2 months ago

great shots! and thanks for the info!
I've never heard of this plant.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Christa 10 years, 2 months ago

Pestinha de planta! Não a conheço e espero não encontrar. Agora já sei qual o aspecto dela e... vade retro! Belas fotos!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Walter 10 years, 2 months ago

Good to know! (No uploading problems here.) :-)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jet28 10 years, 2 months ago

Interesting post - lovely shots :-)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mitchell 10 years, 2 months ago

how insightful!! Its such a pretty flower even tho it looks painful!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Smitha 10 years, 2 months ago

Interesting post! Never seen it though.... its like a beautiful devil ... Thanks for the info!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Buffy 10 years, 2 months ago

Very interesting. I'm having a problem uploading in that now I can only upload one photo at a time. Is this the same problem you're having?

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Gerd Korts 10 years, 2 months ago

It is not so seldom that beauty is poisonous,Ricky, nice set

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Brissia Boyd 10 years, 2 months ago

iv never seen one of those!!!
looks so pretty
u´v read Carlos Castañeda´s Books?
they are awesome
mexican magic!!!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 10 years, 2 months ago

Very interesting. It looks so nice but it is not!!!!!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 10 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for the nice shots and the info... ;o)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Robel Narte 10 years, 2 months ago

That is a very nice shot Ricky! Well , those kind of plant's are unique and exotic...They have actually medicinal properties if you just know how to prepare it , The mayan natives used it to for medicinal purpose , but i don't know if i will try it...ha ha ha! i'll just prefer going to the pharmacy and buy medicine..lolz!

Best regards ,

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 10 years, 2 months ago

That seed pod looks a bit spikey, it would be hell if you sat on it! Cheers for the info Ricky.

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Milton Jacob 10 years, 2 months ago

pretty looking devil! Thanks man for this interesting and informative post

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 10 years, 2 months ago

Fascinating, and I'll remember to steer clear of this one next time.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Quinn 10 years, 2 months ago

ive heard of it as being used for something though.... hm, cause jimson weed sounds very familiar. well done though, nice macro. and educational :]

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Sylwia 10 years, 2 months ago

interesting name of flower ;)

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Brian 10 years, 2 months ago

It is a cool looking plant and flower. I had never heard of it before. Nice shots.

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Lynn 10 years, 2 months ago

WOW!!! I have never seen this plant...nor do I ever want to. Thanks Ricky for the life-saving info. Love #2 and 3 the most...GREAT WORK :))

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Ricardo 10 years, 2 months ago

Hey people, I'm having problems in upload lately! is that happening to you too?

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